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Thomas Ulvan Taylor

engineer.

Thomas Ulvan Taylor, American engineer. Member American Mathematics Society, American Society of Civil Engineers.; member of the board engrs. Fort Worth water supply; member board engrs. to select engrs. for Dallas-Oak Cliff viaduct; member of the board of engrs. Dallas water supply, 1910.

Background

Taylor, Thomas Ulvan was born on January 2, 1858 in Parker Company, Texas, United States. Son of John Henry and Louisa (Allison) Taylor.

Education

Educated Sam Houston Normal, Huntsville, Texas, 1879-1880. C.E., University of Virginia, 1883. Master of Civil Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1895.

Career

Professor physics and mathematics, Miller Institute, Albemarle County, 1883. Professor civil engineering since 1888, dean engineering department since 1906, University of Texas.

Works

  • Author: Prismoidal Formulae, 1898. The Austin Dam, 1900. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry (with Professor Charles Puryear), 1902.

    Irrigation Systems in Texas, 1902. Backbone of Perspective, 1901. Surveyor’s Hand Book, 1904.

    Water Powers of Texas, 1905. Underground Waters of Texas Coastal Plain, 1907. Silting of Reservoirs, 1930.

Membership

Member American Mathematics Society, American Society of Civil Engineers. Member of the board engrs. Fort Worth water supply.

Member board engrs. to select engrs. for Dallas-Oak Cliff viaduct. Member of the board of engrs. Dallas water supply, 1910.

Connections

Married Maria Montgomery (Daisy) Moon, of Albemarle Company, Virginia, July 17, 1888. Children: Summerfield M., Mistress.

father:
John Henry Taylor

mother:
Louisa (Allison) Taylor

spouse:
Maria Montgomery

children:
Summerfield M. Taylor

Mrs Taylor